‘What a (Ra)male he was! his mild proceeds to illuminate’: Jairam Ramesh hails CV Raman on beginning anniversary – Times of India
In a put up on X, Ramesh reported right now is the 135th start anniversary of Raman, an experimental physicist par excellence.
Raman was the solo recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930 for his innovative perform on light-weight scattering carried out at the Indian Affiliation for the Development of Science in Calcutta, Ramesh pointed out.
“What is immortalised in science as the Raman Result was born out of his initial voyage to Europe in 1921 and asking yourself at the lovely blueness of the Mediterranean Sea,” he stated.
Raman was supremely self-self-confident and fearlessly outspoken, Ramesh explained.
A exceptional science communicator, Raman established up the Indian Academy of Sciences in 1934 and also available a property at the Indian Institute of Science in then Bangalore to German scientists fleeing Hitler’s rule, he famous.
“A single of them Max Born (Nobel in 1954) did in point commit time at the IISc,” he stated.
“Raman was a fiercely proud Indian when at the exact same time currently being an unapologetic rationalist deeply motivated by the lifestyle of the Buddha,” the Congress leader mentioned.
The Raman Investigate Institute in Bengaluru is his very best institutional legacy and ought to be a pilgrimage centre for the youthful era, he explained.
“His was a specialised area but Raman’s breadth and depth of expertise in lots of other areas like acoustics and optics was just astounding. What a (Ra)person he was! His gentle carries on to inspire and illuminate,” Ramesh said.